Parent Support Group - Hwa Chong Institution

Parent Support Group - Hwa Chong Institution

Parents Support Group iSpark Consortium Our Beliefs Parents know their children best, they are the best agent in educating their children Students learn best when they have parental support Students actually perform better

when their own parents are involved in their childrens school activities (Cotton & Wikelund, 1989). Beginning Observation.. Teachers observed that parents have high expectations of their own children but lack strategies

for dealing with gifted students at home Gifted students have common problems e.g. learning only the subject they are interested in, refusal to do homework Parent Support Group Objectives:

To create a communication channel for parents to share parenting strategies To enhance the partnership of parents in the education of gifted and talented students. To provide a platform for parent education in the area of gifted and talented

Structure of PSG EXCO chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer Class Representatives Activities run by PSG so far PSG briefing on new cohort of parents Focus Group Discussions My son is NOT achieving!!! Family Outing Newater Plant

Sharing during Parent-Teachers Symposim/Gathering Participate in some school or consortium events e.g. harmony cup, racial harmony day, national day, Students-led Conferencing Coordinators Roles in PSG Facilitate and coordinate events as set in this meeting.

Provide a platform of support for other parents esp. the Sec 1 parents. Communicating with parents periodically by providing relevant information of school events. Effective Parental Involvement Focus on solutions

Shared Strategies Networking and support Consistent communication with the PSG co-ordinators Some upcoming events 3 May, HCI Open House GE Conference 2008 14/7 18/7 Student Led Conferencing mid Sep

iSpark nite (Term 4) Consistent communication with the PSG members iSpark Graduation Night PSG 99 -Appreciation Nite Students-Led Conferencing GE Open House

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